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What's New

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York is sponsoring a nine-film screening series “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong”, held at The Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) from August 15 through 24, 2014. The series will pay tribute to the influential, legendary Hong Kong director Patrick Lung Kong, who had a profound impact on following generations of filmmakers, including directors John Woo and Tsui Hark. Details here.

  Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong
     

24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York – Aug 9 & 10
The annual multicultural and faceted event will be held in Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. There are both land and water programs. Visitors can take part in over 40 different activities, one of which is run by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York. There will be 11 cultural performances such as rock band performances dedicated to the legendary Hong Kong Band “Beyond”. Over 180 teams comprising representatives of companies, organizations and schools will compete for the dragon boat races trophies. All are welcome and admission is free. Details here.

  24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York – Aug 9 & 10





Activities

Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra in NYC
After a five-year absence, the critically acclaimed Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra (HKCSO) returned to New York City and performed at the Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center on July 22. The orchestra comprises young musicians aged from 7 to 18. It is part of a five-city tour that will also take the young musicians to Seattle, Portland, Toronto and Vancouver. Details here.

 
     

"Awakening Ceremony" held in Central Park to launch 24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
A traditional dragon boat awakening ceremony was held in New York's Central Park on July 19 to launch the annual 24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.

Acting Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) Paul Cheung said he was pleased that the Festival, first started by the HKETONY in 1991, has grown into one of the largest multi-cultural festival of its kind in the United States. He added that HKETONY is pleased to continue to support the dragon boat festival and encouraged members of the public to join in the festivities and learn more about Hong Kong. Details here.

  "Awakening Ceremony" held in Central Park to launch 24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
     

Hong Kong Leading and Influential Artist Danny Yung
visits New York

Hong Kong artist maestro Danny Yung talked on his creative journey on a 10-metre high flower plaque and recent plays in a luncheon organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York on July 7. About 50 leaders in the New York City arts community including representatives from the Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, Asian Cinevision, the Goethe Institut and the Asian American Arts center, etc joined the talk. Details here.

  Hong Kong Leading and Influential Artist Danny Yung
     

Hong Kong Films and Talents Shine in New York 
A total of 14 Hong Kong films will be screened under the theme “Hong Kong Forever!” at the 13th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) in Lincoln Center today till July 10. Hong Kong’s award-winning Queen of Comedy, Ms. Sandra Ng and dynamic director-writer duo, Mr. Alan Mak and Mr. Felix Chong, attended the opening reception and the post-screening Qs and As sessions today.

Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the series of films with most titles released in 2013 and 2014 showcase renewed vigor and strength of the Hong Kong films that made Hong Kong cinema known throughout Asia and the rest of the world. Details here.

  Hong Kong Films and Talents Shine in New York 
     

Acting Director Speaks to Student Interns from Hong Kong
A group of around 20 students from various universities in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore who are current working as summer interns in New York City visited the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) on June 19, 2014. The student interns, who were from a wide range of majors and interning in various industries, came to learn about the work of the HKETONY and the latest developments on Hong Kong-United States relations. Details here.

  Acting Director Speaks to Student Interns from Hong Kong
     

Promoting Hong Kong's Strengths as an International Dispute Resolution Center
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) collaborated with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) and the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) to organize a seminar and mock arbitration in New York City on June 12, 2014 to promote Hong Kong as Asia’s premier location for dispute resolution as well as the HKIAC’s new rules. The event attracted the attendance of more than 30 senior legal and arbitration professionals. Details here.

  Promoting Hong Kong's Strengths as an International Dispute Resolution Center
     

Dragon Boat Festival and Ballet Foster Cultural Ties Between Hong Kong and Massachusetts
Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, continued his first official visit to Massachusetts to officiate at the Season Opening Gala of the 82nd Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket on June 14 as well as the 35th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Boston on June 15. At the invitation of the organizers, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mr. Deval Patrick, attended the opening gala of the dance festival to watch the performance of the Hong Kong Ballet and met with Mr. Leung. Details here.

  Dragon Boat Festival and Ballet Foster Cultural Ties Between Hong Kong and Massachusetts
     

Hong Kong Day Declared in Massachusetts to Celebrate Closer Ties
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mr. Deval Patrick, proclaimed June 13, 2014 to be “Hong Kong Day” to recognize the importance of continued economic and trade ties between Massachusetts and Hong Kong, and the first official visit of the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, to Massachusetts. It also recognized the “Hong Kong Celebrates Massachusetts 2014”, a series of festive events organized by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, in Boston, Cambridge and the Berkshires in June to showcase the growing business and cultural ties between the two places. Details here.

  Hong Kong Day Declared in Massachusetts to Celebrate Closer Ties
     

“Hong Kong Celebrate Massachusetts 2014” Launched in Boston
Trade ties between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Hong Kong grew strongly in recent years, with total exports from the Commonwealth to Hong Kong surging 150 per cent in 2013 year-on-year to exceed US$1.7 billion, said the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, at the launching reception “Hong Kong Celebrates Massachusetts 2014”, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on June 12. Details here.

  “Hong Kong Celebrate Massachusetts 2014” Launched in Boston
     

Acting Director speaks to Visiting Students from the University of Hong Kong
A group of around 20 students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) majoring in Quantitative Finance who were in New York on an overseas study tour visited the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) on June 5, 2014. Details here.

  Acting Director speaks to Visiting Students from the University of Hong Kong
     

New York Forum Focuses on Hong Kong's Role as Premier Offshore RMB Centre
Following the recent visit to the United States by Professor K.C. Chan, Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on April 30 to May 3, more than 70 senior banking and finance professionals attended a panel discussion event in New York City on "Hong Kong: The Premier Global Hub for Offshore Renminbi Business" on May 13 to learn about the latest developments in Hong Kong's expanding role as the premier offshore Renminbi (RMB) business centre. Details here.

  New York Forum Focuses on Hong Kong's Role as Premier Offshore RMB Centre
     

Closer Hong Kong-Massachusetts Ties Highlighted
Acting Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Mr. Paul Cheung, highlighted the closer Hong Kong - Massachusetts ties at a briefing session at the Boston Bar Association on May 13. He said that Massachusetts exported US$1.8 billion worth of goods to Hong Kong last year, representing a growth of close to 150% compared to 2012, adding that many Massachusetts companies, such as State Street, Liberty Mutual and Fidelity, have chosen Hong Kong for their regional operations. Details here.

  Closer Hong Kong-Massachusetts Ties Highlighted
     

Hong Kong Commissioner strengthens ties in New York City
Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, the most senior representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in the United States, visited New York City on May 5-7 to strengthen Hong Kong-New York ties. Details here.

  Hong Kong Commissioner strengthens ties in New York City
     

Birmingham delegates get business update on Hong Kong
A group of Birmingham Business Alliance members led by Warren McCullers, who is Director of Economic Development, Energen Inc., visited the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) to explore business opportunities between the largest city in Alabama and Hong Kong on May 5. They received an update on the economic and financial status of Hong Kong by Claudia Yeung, Head of Communication and PR of HKETONY as well as on the business facilitation services of the Invest Hong Kong (IHK) team by Kelly Jones, Head of IHK in New York. Details here.

 
     

HKETONY Reception at Asia Society on May 2, 2014
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), in collaboration with BNY Mellon, sponsored the Asian Pacific American Heritage Reception at Asia Society on May 2, celebrating the diversity and dynamism of Asian-Americans in New York City. Over 850 guests from various professions attended the event. During the reception, HKETONY promoted Hong Kong’s dynamic status as Asia’s World City, and its cosmopolitan culture. HKETONY also publicized the city’s innovative spirit and the evolving attractions of Hong Kong. New York City is home to the highest Chinese American population of any city in the United States, with over 500,000 Chinese Americans residing in the City, and many of them have Hong Kong origins.

  HKETONY Reception at Asia Society on May 2, 2014
     

Update on Hong Kong's Strengths in Technology and Higher Education
The President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Timothy W. Tong, JP visited New York City and gave an update on the growing importance of innovation and technology in Hong Kong’s economy, and the latest development of Hong Kong's higher education on May 2, 2014. Speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), Professor Tong said Hong Kong ranked 7th in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14. Details here.

  Update on Hong Kong's Strengths in Technology and Higher Education
     

Hong Kong Under Secretary for Education Visits Miami
The Under Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr. Kevin Yeung, visited Miami on 29 April to 1 May to promote Hong Kong's strengths as an education hub in Asia and to attend the Going Global Education Conference organized by the British Council. Accompanied by Paul Cheung, Acting Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Secretary Yeung met with senior management of the University of Miami to update them on the implementation of the New Academic Structure in Hong Kong and to discuss opportunities for collaboration between the University of Miami and universities in Hong Kong. Secretary Yeung also took the opportunity to meet with a student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong who was on exchange at the University of Miami to learn about the life of Hong Kong exchange students in the US. Details here.

  Hong Kong Under Secretary for Education Visits Miami
     

Hong Kong’s Kung Fu Film Heritage and Master Honored in New York
Hong Kong has been one of the world’s major film production centers and spearheading the kung fu genre of films since the latter half of the 20th century with the trendsetting works directed by maestros such as Lau Kar-leung, whose films also form the core of a current kung fu film fest in New York. Speaking at the opening film night of the Old School Kung Fu Fest 2014 on April 18, the Acting Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Mr. Paul Cheung, said the film industry and other creative industries have become important economic drivers for Hong Kong. Details here.

  Hong Kong’s Kung Fu Film Heritage and Master Honored in New York
     

Acting Director speaks to students from New York University and Columbia University
A group of approximately 20 college students who are studying Cantonese as a foreign language in New York University and Columbia University visited the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) on April 17. Acting Director of HKETONY Paul Cheung gave the students a briefing on the work of HKETONY and the latest developments in Hong Kong. Details here.

  Acting Director speaks to students from New York University and Columbia University
     

Hong Kong’s arbitral strengths promoted in New York and Miami
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) collaborated with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) and the New York International Arbitration Center to organize a seminar in New York City to promote Hong Kong’s strengths as an international arbitration center on April 2. The event, which was co-hosted by Chaffetz Lindsey LLP and Jun He Law Offices, attracted more than 50 senior legal and arbitration professionals. Details here.

  Hong Kong’s arbitral strengths promoted in New York and Miami
     

Hong Kong Strengthens Trade Ties with New Jersey
Hong Kong welcomes more exports from New Jersey, said the Acting Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Paul Cheung at the annual spring reception of the New Jersey Chinese American Chamber of Commerce (NJCACC) on March 26. Hong Kong is New Jersey's 4th largest export market in Asia, with exports reaching US$845 million in 2013, which represented a 12.2% increase when compared to 2012. Details here.

  Hong Kong Strengthens Trade Ties with New Jersey
     

HKETONY welcomes Cathay Pacific's new direct service between Hong Kong and Newark
Cathay Pacific Airways launched its new direct flight service between Hong Kong and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on March 1, complementing the carrier’s current four-times-daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Hong Kong. The Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific, Mr. Rupert Hogg, who was in New York to celebrate the launch of this new service, spoke at a breakfast event, co-organized by HSBC and the Hong Kong Association of New York on "Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific: Continuing a Successful Journey". Details here.

  HKETONY welcomes Cathay Pacific's new direct service between Hong Kong and Newark
     

Hong Kong-raised cellist stages debut in New York
Hong Kong raised cellist Clara Tsang Fung made her first international debut with American pianist Jean Schneider at the Carnegie Hall, New York on 18 March 2014. The cello recital titled "Miraculous Life" featured works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Cesar Franck. The performance, which was supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, attracted an audience of over 200. Details here.

  Hong Kong-raised cellist stages debut in New York
     

Commissioner for Tourism Attends Cruise Shipping Miami Conference
Hong Kong Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Philip Yung, visited Florida to attend the annual Cruise Shipping Miami Conference from March 11 to 12 to update the cruise trade and key industry stakeholders on the latest developments of cruise tourism in Hong Kong, including the launch of the Asia Cruise Fund by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). Joining the visit was the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mr. Anthony Lau. For details click here.

  Commissioner for Tourism Attends Cruise Shipping Miami Conference
     

Update on Promotion of Women’s Causes in Hong Kong
The Chairperson of the Hong Kong Women’s Commission, Mrs. Stella Lau, gave an update on the rights and employment of women in Hong Kong during a luncheon in New York City on March 11. The luncheon was co-hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) and the Hong Kong Association of New York. Details here.

  Update on Promotion of Women’s Causes in Hong Kong
     

HKEx Chief Executive Charles Li speaks to New York Financial Community
Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), Mr. Charles Li, was the featured speaker at the 15th Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum, organized by the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business of Columbia Business School, on March 6, 2014. Details here.

  HKEx Chief Executive Charles Li speaks to New York Financial Community
     

Hong Kong Commissioner Visits Atlanta and Miami
In his first duty visit to Atlanta on February 18, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, paid a courtesy call on the Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Mr. Casey Cagle, and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Dennis Lockhart. Visiting Miami the next day (February 19), the Commissioner met with the Mayor of Miami Mr. Tomás Regalado, and the Director of the Port of Miami Mr. Bill Johnson. He updated them on the economic performance of Hong Kong as well as exchanged views on business opportunities in the respective cities. More details here.

  Hong Kong Commissioner Visits Atlanta and Miami
     

U.S. - Hong Kong Trade Registers Double-Digit Growth in 2013
Trade between the US and Hong Kong has continued to grow, registering double-digit growth in 2013 over 2012's figure, showing the ever-growing business ties between the country and Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, said at a spring reception held by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) on February 4. Details here.

  U.S. - Hong Kong Trade Registers Double-Digit Growth in 2013
     

Director calls for closer trade ties with Wisconsin
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Miss Anita Chan called for closer business ties between Wisconsin and Hong Kong during a one-day visit to the city of Milwaukee on January 22, noting that Hong Kong was the 6th largest Asian export destination for the Badger State in 2012. More details here.

  Director calls for closer trade ties with Wisconsin
     

Basic Law promoted in New York
In his first visit to New York, the Convenor of the Working Group on Overseas Community under the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Dr Eugene Chan, updated stakeholders about the developments of Hong Kong with the successful implementation of the Basic Law since 1997. Speaking at a November 14, 2013 luncheon, Dr Chan also gave insight into how the mini-constitution continues to be a road map for the direction of the city. The luncheon was co-hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York and the Hong Kong Association of New York. Details here.

  Basic Law promoted in New York
     

Director highlights opportunities in Hong Kong
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Miss Anita Chan highlighted the opportunities Hong Kong offers as a gateway to China to about 40 graduate students during a presentation, organized by the Asian Business Association, at Columbia Business School on November 11.

In her presentation, Miss Chan gave an update of the city as “Asia’s art capital” and spoke about the city’s thriving wine business, growing attraction for celebrity chefs from the U.S. to tap the Asian tastes and what this all means for U.S.-based companies and businesses.

 
     

Hong Kong strengthens trade ties with Missouri
Hong Kong welcomes the strategic move of Missouri to set up a trade office in Hong Kong, said the Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Anita Chan, following her meeting with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in Jefferson City November 8, where they discussed the prospects of stronger trade ties between Hong Kong and Missouri. Details here.

  Hong Kong strengthens trade ties with Missouri
     

HK Dragon Boat Festival in NY awards US$7,500 to local non-profit groups
Three New York-based non-profit groups received US$7,500 on behalf of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) 2013 Charity Boat Race participants at a presentation ceremony held on November 7, 2013. Details here.

  HK Dragon Boat Festival in NY awards US$7,500 to local non-profit groups
     

HK: hub for arts, food, wine and choice for New York pizzeria
Director of NYETO Anita Chan spoke on the theme ”Hong Kong: Arts, Food, Wine and Business" at a talk co-hosted with the Hong Kong Association of New York on November 5. Owner of Motorino New York Chef Mathieu Palombino also spoke about why he opened his first pizzeria in Hong Kong. DNY updated the attendees on the development of Hong Kong as a thriving hub in arts, food and wine. Details here.

  HK: hub for arts, food, wine and choice for New York pizzeria
     

Summer Box-Office Hit “The Way We Dance” Premieres in New York and Boston
A special screening of Hong Kong's box-office hit this summer "The Way We Dance" was held at the Asia Society in New York on October 25. The film was also screened at the Paramount Center in Boston on October 27. The two film events are sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), in partnership with the Asia Society and the Asian CineVision in the New York screening, and with the Boston Asian American Film Festival, a production of Asian American Resource Workshop, in Boston. The film programs form part of the cultural programs to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the HKETONY. Details here.

  Summer Box-Office Hit “The Way We Dance” Premieres in New York and Boston
     

Third Hong Kong Cup Chinese Speech Contest Registers Record Applications and More Top Awards
The Third Hong Kong Cup Chinese Speech Contest, held on October 19, registered a record number of both entries and the number of winners having the chance to travel to Hong Kong with the top prizes of round trip air tickets and short exchange programs in Asia’s world city. The contest, organized by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), forms part of the cultural programs to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the inception of HKETONY. Details here.

  Third Hong Kong Cup Chinese Speech Contest Registers Record Applications and More Top Awards
     

Hong Kong Financial Secretary visits New York
Hong Kong Financial Secretary, Mr. John C. Tsang, had a busy schedule of meetings in New York on October 9. At a luncheon co-organized by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Hong Kong Association of New York and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Mr. Tsang updated the U.S. business community on the latest developments in Hong Kong, in particular the rapid development of offshore Renminbi business. In the evening, Mr. Tsang officiated at the Hong Kong Reception at the “Practical Utopias: Global Urbanism in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo” exhibition to celebrate Hong Kong’s architecture and urbanization. Details here.

  FS speaks at AIA-NY reception
     

Hong Kong’s arbitral strengths highlighted
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) hosted a luncheon on October 3, for legal and business professionals in New York City, highlighting the strengths of Hong Kong as a world class arbitration center as well as providing the latest updates on developments in Hong Kong to meet the increased demand for arbitration in the region. Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) is one of the supporting organizations of the HKIAC lunchtime seminar. Speakers at the lunchtime seminar included the HKIAC’s Managing Counsel Ms. Ruth Stackpool-Moore and other prominent lawyers and professionals in the field. Details here.

  Hong Kong’s arbitral strengths highlighted
     

First HKETONY-Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to Forge Closer Cultural Ties
A fellowship scheme to provide for three outstanding Hong Kong artists to go to the US for intensive cultural exchanges in 2014 has been launched this month by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), on its 30th anniversary, in conjunction with the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) which also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The HKETONY-ACC Fellowship Grants will provide fellowships to three outstanding Hong Kong artists in the fields of visual arts, performing arts and art administration for a residency program under the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Details here.

  ACC Fellowship OC
     

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta draws thousands
The 18th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta, held September 14 at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, once again attracted 72 racing teams, with over 1,400 participants and more than 7,000 spectators. Details here.

  Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta draws thousands
     

Director promotes business and trade ties in Atlanta
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Anita Chan highlighted the strengthening Georgia-Hong Kong ties and also provided updates on Hong Kong’s latest developments in art, food and wine sectors at a luncheon hosted by the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta and the World Trade Center Atlanta on September 13. During her visit to Atlanta, Miss Chan called on the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives David Ralston. She also spoke to students and faculty at the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University on the latest developments in Hong Kong and the opportunities it presents. Details here.

  Director promotes business and trade ties in Atlanta
     

Director updates Chicago businessmen on HK’s trade opportunities
The Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Miss Anita Chan, visited Chicago on August 28 to update stakeholders on developments of Hong Kong in areas such as the economy, arts and culture and education.
Details here.

  chicago_business
     

Hong Kong artists visit HKETONY
Hong Kong artists as well as Asian Cultural Council (ACC) grantees Kingsley Ng, Jeff Leung Chin Fung and Yang Yeung visited the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in New York on August 12 to meet with HKETONY Director Anita Chan while they are on an international cultural residency program in New York City. Details here.

  Hong Kong artists visit HKETONY
     

HKETONY celebrates New York premiere of "The Grandmaster"
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) hosted a reception on August 10 to celebrate the New York premiere of the wuxia epic “The Grandmaster” and to welcome the film director – Mr Wong Kar-wai in New York. Speaking at a pre-screening reception at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), the Director of HKETONY, Miss Anita Chan, said the audience was all thrilled and honored to have the distinguished film director at the reception as well as a post-screening discussion at the museum theatre. Details here.

  HKETONY celebrates New York premiere of "The Grandmaster"
     

Record number of teams compete at Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
A record 188 teams, with more than 2,500 paddlers, took part in the 23rd Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, which attracted more than 60,000 spectators over the two-day event on August 10 and 11. Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Anita Chan officiated at the opening ceremony of the Festival on August 10, with other distinguished guests. Details here.

  Record number of teams compete at Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
     

Hong Kong's Economic and Trade Strengths Promoted in Vermont
The Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Miss Anita Chan, visited Vermont, USA on July 29 and 30 to promote business ties between Hong Kong and the state. In honor of her first official visit to the state on July 30, the Governor of the State of Vermont, Mr. Peter Shumlin, issued a proclamation recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the HKETONY and celebrating the growing trade ties between Hong Kong and Vermont. Details here.

  Hong Kong's Economic and Trade Strengths Promoted in Vermont
     

23rd Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
The 23rd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York kicked off on July 25, 2013 with the traditional dragon boat awakening ceremony. Details here.

  23rd Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
     

Record Hong Kong film lineup in New York Asian Film Festival
A record 25 Hong Kong films are featured at this year's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) in June and July, under "Hong Kong Cinema Now and Beyond" and "The Jackie Chan Retrospective", giving prominence to Hong Kong's films and talents. Details here.

  Record Hong Kong film lineup in New York Asian Film Festival
     

Jackie Chan Honored at New York Asian Film Festival
Hong Kong and international film icon Jackie Chan on an invitation from the HKETONY and NYAFF accepted the NYAFF Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award and attended several key film events on a two-day visit to New York from June 10. Details here.

  Jackie Chan Honored at NY Asian Film Festival
     

Chief Executive in New York
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr C Y Leung, embarked on a two-and-a-half day visit to New York from June 10, on his first visit overseas since assumption of office. Details here.

  Chief Executive in New York
     

Announcements

Introduction of Admission Schemes for Talents, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Fair Winds Charter signed for cleaner air
Seventeen freight liners have signed up to the Fair Winds Charter and committed themselves to switching to cleaner fuel when berthing in Hong Kong. This will cut emissions of air pollutants substantially near the port area. Details here.

 

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